The Brandman Agency has added InterContinental San Diego, the 400-room hotel set to open in September with five on-property dining outlets and 95,000 square feet of meeting space. It is located on the grounds of Lane Field, the baseball stadium where the San Diego Padres played from 1936 through 1957—back when they were a minor-league team. The Embarcadero, Little Italy, the San Diego Convention Center and the Gaslamp Quarter are all nearby. “InterContinental Hotels & Resorts is one of the most respected and sought-after luxury hospitality brands in the world and one that we’ve found great success and pleasure in working with,” said Melanie Brandman.
CooperKatz & Company has picked up INSIGHTEC, Pager and WAHVE Accounting for its client roster. INSIGHTEC is a medical technology company whose Exablate Neuro™ allows neurosurgeons to perform incisionless brain surgery with MR-guided focused ultrasound. Pager has developed an integrated technology platform and personalized clinical to support patients as they access, navigate and coordinate health care services. WAHVE Accounting connects connecting highly-experienced, fully-remote professionals in the “pre-tirement” stage of their careers with companies seeking full-time or part-time accounting expertise. “Each of these new clients adds further depth and breadth to the industries we serve as an agency,” said Anne Green, CEO, CooperKatz & Company. The agency’s other clients include Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC, CityMD, Fiserv, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Philips Lighting and The Physicians Foundation.
Carolyn Izzo Integrated Communications has been selected as the U.S. PR agency of record for the newly established Quintana Roo Tourism Board. Quintana Roo, a state on Mexico’s gulf coast, encompasses such tourist destinations as Cancun, Riviera Maya, Playa del Carmen, Cozumel, Isla Mujeres and Tulum. CIIC will provide strategic counsel, media-driven campaigns and crisis communication for the 11 destinations that make up the State as well as execute high-profile activations. The agency will also work to position the unique attributes of each of the destinations, generating media coverage and increasing consumer awareness. “CIIC's demonstrated experience, strong track record, and expertise in destination tourism in Mexico and the Caribbean made them the ideal PR partner,” said Darío Flota Ocampo, director of the Quintana Roo Tourism Board.